THE ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF NEW WRITING

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

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THE INGENIUM

Ridden with writer's block, a novelist is shown a vast world of inspiration in Kirstie Smith's magical short story. Illustration by Michael Hirshon.

FEBRUARY 20TH 2017

REFUGEE

Miki Byrne's poem attempts to get inside the hearts and minds of those who are forced from their own countries. Illustration by Podessto.

FEBRUARY 15TH 2017

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TRAVEL

A poem by Frankie Kennedy, suggesting that the exploration of fellow humankind is often the greatest form of travel. Illustration by Dave Hänggi.

FEBRUARY 9TH 2017

THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO

Kirsty Logan's flash fiction piece celebrates oddity and individuality during those times we most try to hide it. Illustration by Tahel Maor.

FEBRUARY 6TH 2017

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF STONES

Sharon Black's poem considers the humble stone and its ability to tell its story through shape and form. Illustration by Stu Loxley.

JANUARY 31ST 2017

AND THE GLASS COLD
AGAINST HIS FACE

Two men find themselves in a slow race against time as they hang 80 floors above ground in Thomas Chadwick's short story. Illustration by Joseph William.

JANUARY 24TH 2017

FRIDAYS

Roddy Williams' poem provides a surreal metaphor for the effects of the working week and its division from the weekend. Illustration by Nader Sharaf.

JANUARY 19TH 2017

ASH

Inspired by his resurgence from a tough period, Kieran Cottrell's poem articulates the transformative effects of love. Illustration by Leib Chigrin.

JANUARY 16TH 2017

THE WHITE ROOM

A work colleague who withdraws into his imagination causes a destructive effect in Michael Hitchins' short story. Illustration by Adam Batchelor.

JANUARY 10TH 2017

THE NEXT GREAT
TRAVEL WRITER

Travelex and Penguin have teamed up to create a brand new competition that looks to unearth the next great travel writer. Deadline: February 5th 2017.

JANUARY 9TH 2017

GOD, YES

An explosive poem by Sophie Clarke about waking up one morning and feeling completely and utterly alive. Illustration by Tanja Székessy.

JANUARY 6TH 2017

THE MANY DEATHS
OF MICHAEL FINCH

Ben Whitfield's short story follows the life and deaths of Michael Finch, a normal individual with a remarkable gift. Illustration by Zach Meyer.

JANUARY 3RD 2017

A REMINDER TO SUBMIT
TO THE FUTURE ISSUE

With a new year just days away, there are now only four weeks left to submit your poems and short stories to our next issue on the theme of ‘Future’.

DECEMBER 29TH 2016

WEARING HOPE

Louise Green's poem depicts hope as a magical coat, acting as a metaphor for anyone who survives hostile times. Illustration by Slava Nesterov.

DECEMBER 27TH 2016